ESPN makes Steve Levy, Louis Riddick and Dan Orlovsky its Monday night B-team

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With Joe Buck and Troy Aikman as the new Monday Night Football announcing duo, ESPN also has a new second-string NFL broadcast team.

That team will be Steve Levy, Louis Riddick and Dan Orlovsky, according to the New York Post.

Buck and Aikman have replaced Levy, Riddick and Brian Griese as the primary voices on Monday nights, but ESPN occasionally needs a second team, and Levy and Riddick have been handed the second-team assignment along with Orlovsky. Griese left ESPN to become quarterbacks coach of the 49ers.

Levy, Riddick and Orlovsky will likely call the Week Two Vikings-Eagles game on ABC, while Aikman and Buck are calling Titans-Bills on ESPN. The second string will also likely call the Week Eight Broncos-Jaguars game in London, which will air at 9:30 a.m. ET and air only on the streaming service ESPN+.

14 responses to “ESPN makes Steve Levy, Louis Riddick and Dan Orlovsky its Monday night B-team

  1. Orlovsky crosses me as a company guy. I don’t believe half of what he says and I don’t think he does either. If Levy was a spice it would be flour. I will give Riddick a 2nd chance w/o Griese. Like a GM in the booth for something different.

  2. Looks like ol’ Louis lost out on another GM job.

    Boy are people jealous of NE or what?


  3. Riddick is insufferable with his opinions. So glad hes off the first team. Hopefully Moss will moon Joe Buck during a pregame. “Thats disgusting”

  4. Meh, not a fan of him. They really could have hired Mina Kimes and that would be pretty cool instead of Dan the man Orlovsky wheres the end zone dude??

  5. Even with the uninspiring Steve Levy, this group is superior to the insufferable “A Team.” Love Louis Riddick as a game analyst, and Dan Orlovsky is by far my favorite studio analyst – across all networks.

  6. Orlovsky is terrible to hear talk. So is Aikman. Not a fan of Buck, either. Their voices are VERY hard to listen to. I guess now, ALL MNF games will be watched on mute in my house. What a shame. They finally got it right the last 2 seasons and blew it up and overpaid people with terrible voices to replace them. Wish it were Nance and Romo instead.

  7. All these people complaining about the excellent (to me and a large number of people) Joe and Troy team just show that you can’t please everyone.

    I’m not saying people aren’t entitled to hate them, but ESPN didn’t spend a boatload of money to get them because they aren’t well liked for what they do.

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